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Midtown »

Arenas, Ballparks and Hotels to Recycle Organic Waste Under City Proposal

The proposal is part of an effort to reduce city waste to landfills to zero by 2030,

Port Richmond »

Businesses Asked to Empty Overflowing City Cans in Anti-Littering Push

Borough President James Oddo urged businesses to help the Sanitation Department do its job.

Chelsea »

Chelsea Tries To Outpace Summer Litter With 'Big Beautiful Can'

City Councilman Corey Johnson spent $70,000 to combat garbage.

Kew Gardens »

New Food Scrap Drop-Off Sites for Commuters Open in Kew Gardens, Ridgewood

Three new drop-off locations recently opened in Eastern Queens.

New Dorp »

Recycling Push Starts in Staten Island After Huge Spike in Violations

Councilman Steven Matteo said his district had a reported 200 percent increase in fines issued.

Maspeth »

Fundraiser for Sanitation Worker Killed on The Job Nets $50K in 5 Days

Steven Frosch was killed by a street sweeper in Maspeth last week. 

Livingston »

Staten Island Residents Can Recycle Clothes, Electronics in Building

The Snug Harbor Apartments are the first sites of city clothing and electronics recycling on the island.

Upper East Side »

Seven People Arrested at Protest of Planned Waste Transfer Station

The protest was in response to the city's plan to remove trees on the site of a planned ramp.

Yorkville »

City Plans to Rip Out Trees Ahead of Work on Marine Transfer Station

The trees are set to be ripped up at the Asphalt Green athletic complex Friday.

West Harlem »

Shred Fest Protects New Yorkers From Identity Theft

Protect yourself against identity theft by shredding your personal documents at this year's Shred Fest.

Civic Center »

Environmental Protection Boss to Take Over Department of Sanitation

Kathryn Garcia will take over the Sanitation Department when John Doherty leaves at the end of March.